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Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

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Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

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English

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385.404.8811


Episodes

Nicholas Kristof: Award-winning Journalist & Political Commentator

1/20/2021
Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the individual in this interview discusses legislatively-related issues, Fight the New Drug is non-legislative. Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, abuse, rape, child sexual abuse materials, drug use, and suicide ideation are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised. Nicholas Kristof is an American journalist, two-time Pulitzer...

Duration:00:34:49

Coco Berthmann: Familial Trafficking Survivor & Aspiring International Human Rights Lawyer

1/6/2021
Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, abuse, and attempted suicide are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised. Born and raised in Germany, Coco spent the first 15 years of her life as a victim of familial trafficking. For the majority of her youth, she was trafficked, abused, and raped by different people, all coordinated by close family members. She escaped at age 15, and unfortunately, the abuse didn’t stop there. Shortly after her escape,...

Duration:00:56:27

Sebastián: Fighter & Recovering Porn Addict

11/18/2020
Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex acts and porn videos are discussed during this conversation. Sebastian is a Fighter from Madrid, Spain, who has been struggling with pornography from a young age. He was eight when he was first exposed to porn when he and his friends searched for it out of curiosity, and by the time he was 12 years old, it became a compulsive habit that escalated into more hardcore genres. Sebastian discovered that he was struggling to perform sexually with...

Duration:00:52:07

Gabe Deem: Founder of Reboot Nation, Activist, & Former Porn Addict

11/4/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss mainstream internet porn, porn addiction, porn-induced erectile dysfunction, sexuality, suicide ideation, and some graphic language is used. Listener discretion is advised. Like most adolescents in the world today, Gabe was exposed to hardcore porn well before the age of 18. What started as a habit driven by curiosity and a growing normalized culture around porn spiraled into a full-blown compulsive habit. Without expecting any sort of...

Duration:00:55:29

Annie Kadlecek: Activist & 2019 Fighter of the Year

10/21/2020
Meet Annie, Fight the New Drug’s 2019 Fighter of the Year. Annie has one of the coolest and most impactful backstories of getting involved with our organization that we’ve encountered to date. As a junior in college, Annie did some incredible things on her campus to start important conversations about the harms of porn and take away the stigma of struggling with it. Listen to Annie discuss her journey with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, to see how she is making the movement famous in her...

Duration:00:32:04

Maddie Corman: Actress, Playwright, Betrayal Trauma Survivor

10/7/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss betrayal trauma, sex addiction, and child pornography. Listener discretion is advised. Maddie Corman started her career as a child actor in the 1980s, growing to become an American film and television actor appearing in over 25 films. But Maddie’s world was rocked when her television director husband was very publicly arrested for possession of child pornography. Maddie has since found healing through the one-woman show she wrote and...

Duration:01:25:57

Sathiya Sam: Recovered Porn Consumer, Activist, & Pornography Recovery Coach

9/23/2020
Meet Canadian activist Sathiya. After facing his own struggle with pornography, Sathiya created DeepClean, a program build to help men experience long-term freedom from pornography through a systematic process. Sathiya talks with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, about his own struggle with pornography, how it negatively impacted different areas of his life, and why he’s now dedicating his life to helping men find lasting recovery. You can learn more about Sathiya’s program, DeepClean, at...

Duration:00:35:49

Emma: Recovering Porn Addict & Activist

9/9/2020
Think pornography consumption is just a “guy” problem? Meet Emma, a 19-year-old cosmetology student who was just 11 when she was first exposed to pornography. By the time she was 12, she says she consumed it multiple times a day on the iPod Touch her parents gave her. Her uncontrollable porn habit was also accompanied by feelings of shame and worthlessness that came from being a young girl who was told people who consume porn aren’t worth dating. Listen to Emma talk to podcast host Garrett...

Duration:00:39:43

Jose Alfaro: Human Trafficking Survivor, Public Speaker, & Activist

8/26/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Jose has experienced so much in his life that would be unimaginable for many. While growing up in a small town in Texas, Jose was terrified to come out as gay to his family—particularly his physically and mentally abusive father. After coming out, Jose's family was not accepting. The rejection he faced from his parents played a role in leading Jose to rely on other...

Duration:01:29:39

Jay Taylor: Social Worker, Educator, & Resource Trainer at A Call To Men

8/12/2020
Jay Taylor is a social worker dedicated to social justice and equality initiatives. Taylor has worked in anti-human trafficking, community health centers, young men’s restorative programing, psychiatric hospitals, university wellness centers, and as an adjunct college professor. His involvement with men’s issues began when he worked with men in anti-human trafficking and domestic violence programs. Today, Jay is a Resource Trainer and Specialist in Violence Prevention for Colleges &...

Duration:00:34:07

Dr. Carolyn West: Psychology Professor, Filmmaker, Author, Speaker, & Domestic Violence Expert

7/29/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss racism and sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. Dr. Carolyn M. West is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington where she teaches courses on human sexuality, family violence, sex crimes, and sexual violence. She is nationally recognized for her scholarship on gender-based violence in the lives of African American women and specializes in domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. During...

Duration:00:25:57

Marisol Nichols: Actress, Activist, & Founder and Executive Director of Slavery Free World

7/15/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised. You may know Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge in the hugely popular Warner Bros and Netflix critically acclaimed hit television series Riverdale. To some, the Chicago native is an actress, but to others she’s a hero. After learning about the rampant issue of human trafficking, Marisol has worked with law enforcement and State and Federal Legislators for over a decade to help catch child...

Duration:00:27:25

Elizabeth Frazier: Sex Trafficking Survivor, Activist, & Entrepreneur

7/1/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, self-harm, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Elizabeth grew up in a wealthy neighborhood with a seemingly normal and loving family. But unbeknownst to her friends, teachers, and even eventually her husband, Elizabeth was a victim of familial trafficking from age 4 to 23, when she was able to escape and focus on her own family. Now, Elizabeth is the founder of Hero Bands, a company that creates handmade...

Duration:00:41:40

Titania Jordan: Chief Parent Officer & C.M.O. at Bark Technologies

5/20/2020
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss suicide ideation, and child abuse. Listener discretion is advised. This week’s guest is Titania Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer at Bark Technologies. Bark specializes in an affordable, award-winning dashboard that proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns so busy parents can keep their kids safer online. According to a case study performed in 2019, 70% of tweens...

Duration:00:36:01

Terry Crews: Actor, Former-NFL Player, Ex-Porn Addict, & Activist

5/6/2020
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH TERRY CREWS HERE. Terry Crews is perhaps best known for his hilarious bicep-bulging Old Spice videos, but since achieving viral YouTube fame, Terry has gone on to become a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He has starred in hit TV series such as Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and is featured in popular movies including White Chicks, The Longest Yard, Bridesmaids, The Expendables. Now the host of America’s Got Talent, Terry has also been...

Duration:01:04:41

Jay Stringer: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author, & Activist

4/22/2020
Trigger warning: During this episode we discuss child sexual abuse- listener discretion is advised. This week’s interview is with Jay Stringer. Jay is a licensed mental health counselor from Seattle, WA, the author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, and the creator of the Unwanted Sexual Behavior Self-Assessment that guides individuals to connect the dots between their story and their porn use. Listen to Jay and podcast host Garrett Jonsson discuss the nature...

Duration:00:53:31

Claire: Activist & Former Compulsive Porn Consumer

4/8/2020
Think porn is just a “guy” problem? Think again. This week’s conversation is with Claire, a former compulsive porn consumer and anti-porn activist. Claire stumbled across porn at a young age and what started as a natural curiosity to sexuality turned into a compulsive behavior to watch more, more often, and a more hardcore version. It wasn’t until she was in high school, when her dad brought home some information he learned from a live presentation by Fight the New Drug, that she realized...

Duration:00:44:51

Shanelle Connell: Social Media Influencer, Dating Coach, & Actress

3/25/2020
For this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Shanelle Connell. Shanelle is an entrepreneur, actress, dating coach, and social media influencer. During our conversation, Shanelle discusses the importance of critical thinking and why she is both anti-porn and sex-positive. In this episode, there are great tips about how to be tactful when talking about the harmful effects of pornography and sexual exploitation with your loved ones on social media. Click here to access the...

Duration:00:33:43

Heidi Olson: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

3/11/2020
Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of child sex abuse- listener discretion is advised. Full disclosure: the topics discussed in this episode are heavy, but absolutely essential to consider when it comes to protecting children in our community. In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Heidi Olson. Heidi works specifically with children at a children’s hospital in Kansas City near the border of Kansas and...

Duration:00:47:13

Shawn Blymiller: Recovering Sex Addict, Yogi, Husband, & Father

2/26/2020
Trigger warning: During this conversation we discuss infidelity, betrayal trauma, and suicide ideation- listener discretion is advised. Shawn is a husband, father, yogi, and a student of overall wellness. He is also a recovering sex and porn addict. After being exposed to pornography at a very young and impressionable age, Shawn found himself grappling with addiction before he had the chance to learn about healthy sexuality. Despite his efforts to quit and even after confiding in his wife,...

Duration:01:04:31